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Your SVS: Meet SVS Officers

The Society for Vascular Surgery has new officers for the 2019-20 year, elected at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting.

New President Dr. Hodgson

Dr. Hodgson holds the David Sumner endowed chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University and is medical director of the David S. Sumner Vascular Laboratory at Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Hodgson was the inaugural editor of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment (VESAP) and stayed on as co-editor in chief for the subsequent two editions. He has published more than 100 articles in medical journals, as well as more than 40 book chapters on vascular surgery topics. He also has been the principal investigator of numerous clinical investigational trials and served for six years on the Vascular Surgery Board.

President-elect Dr. Ronald Dalman is the Walter C. and Elsa R. Chidester Professor and chief of vascular surgery at Stanford University. He served three years as program chair for VAM and has served on the SVS Board of Directors, the Patient Safety Organization Governing Council and several councils and committees.

Vice President Dr. Ali AbuRahma is professor of surgery, chief of vascular and endovascular surgery and director of the vascular surgery fellowship and integrated residency programs at West Virginia University, Charleston, W.Va. He also is medical director of the vascular laboratory and co-director of the Vascular Center of Excellence at Charleston Area Medical Center. He most recently was SVS secretary and has served on several boards and committees.

Immediate Past President Dr. Michel S. Makaroun now becomes chair of the SVS Foundation. He is a professor and chair of vascular surgery and of clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh and co-director of UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Amy Reed, a newcomer to the lineup, is division chief of vascular surgery and director of Fairview Vascular Services at the University of Minnesota. She has been president of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery and co-editor of the current edition of VESAP.

Dr. Samuel Money, MBA, treasurer since 2017, is a professor of surgery with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Money has also served on the SVS physician Wellness Task Force and the SVS Foundation Board of Directors.